Shasta County Cooperative Extension
University of California
Shasta County Cooperative Extension

Forestry Lectures - Fuels, fire, and wildlife

Balancing Wildlife Needs, Forest Health and Fire Hazard Reduction in Mixed Conifer Forests

 Background:  Land owners and agencies involved in managing forest stands to improve forest health and reduce fire hazard  need to consider potential impacts on wildlife and their habitats. This lecture series will provide basic information on wildlife habitat requirements and how to maintain habitat values while improving forest health and reducing fire hazard.

The lectures were delivered at the Shasta College Downtown Campus, Redding, CA.

Recordings of the lectures can be viewed at:

October 6, 2010 - Introduction, fuel treatments, regulations to protect wildlife. Richard Harris, Nor Cal SAF, and Miriam Morrill, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here to view presentation.

October 13, 2010 - Wildlife habitat with an emphasis on mixed conifer forests.  Lorna Dobrovolny, Calif. Dept of Fish and Game. Click here to view presentation.

October 20, 2010 - Fuel treatments and their effects on fire behavior, wildlife, and other resources. Carl Skinner, US Forest Service, Pacific SW Research Station. Click here to view presentation.

October 27, 2010 - Incorporating wildlife and sensitive plant considerations into prescriptions and community wildfire protection plans - examples from Trinity County foresters, Weaverville Community Forest. Mark Lancaster, RPF, Pat Frost, Trinity County Resource Conservation District, Walter Herzog, Bureau of Land Management, and Kenneth Baldwin, RPF.  Click here to view presentations.


Sponsored by

 Nor Cal Society of American Foresters

UC Cooperative Extension and  UC Berkeley, College of Natural Resources
CAL-FIRE Forest Stewardship Program
California Department of Fish and Game
Resource Conservation District, Trinity County
US Fish and Wildlife Service
USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry

Funding by

CAL-FIRE Forest Stewardship Program


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